Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Watery Wednesday : Guimaras Island

This shot was taken as our boat reached the mini pier of Nagarao Island resort, Guimaras.  

Nagarao Island resort, unlike it's more modern and famous Costa Aguada Resort, uses it's generator for electricity only during dinnertime. A little after 6pm, it's lights out already. Yes, electrical companies have not reached this part of the country yet by 2006. When we went to Guimaras, we actually saw an electrical company putting of electrical posts and cables so I hope they have electricity by now. 
According to the resort manager, they did not bother to invest in stronger generators since most of their clients are foreigners who prefer to use kerosene at night and they don't bring radios, laptops or any gadget either. They wanted to experience full back to nature experience when they're in Guimaras. 

This is a shot of the neighboring island where the resort gets its potable water and fish supply. Almost all residents in the area have small boats to get them from one island to another. Conversely, fishing is the people's main source of income.  

The bridge leading to Costa Aguada's private dock. We got an island hop treat from our host.

The kids makes the sea their playground.

Guimaras is such an awesome place with it's unspoiled beauty and charm so imagine how affected I was when news broke of the oil spill in this area. I imagined the lush mangroves being victim to this disaster :( Thankfully, with the help of NGOs and other private citizen, Guimaras is getting back on it's feet. 

My Watery Wednesday entry for this week :)


J Bar said...

Great shots.
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Poetic Shutterbug said...

That looks just so peaceful with a gorgeous setting. Wonderful shots that depict such unspoiled beauty and some fun as well. Thanks for sharing with us.

march on... said...

thanks J Bar and Poetic Shutterbug :)

march on... said...

thanks J Bar and Poetic Shutterbug :)

Anonymous said...

the water looks so refreshing.

Annelie said...

Lovely photo!

Lyndsey said...

That is so fascinating! What a great place to get away from it all! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Randi said...

I love your storm, no ice, no snow. I wish I could just step into your photos!

march on... said...

hi Lindsey and Randi, it's practically summer here most of the year. We only have 2 seasons, rainy and summer.

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